The Society ofThe Friendly Sons of St. Patrickin The City of New York

Founded in 1784 by Irishmen who came together to provide assistance and support to their fellow countrymen in the adjustment to life in the new world, The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York is the oldest charitable institution in the city. We carry on the traditions of our founders by focusing our charitable efforts in three areas within the City of New York: education, Irish Arts & Culture, and, in keeping with our origins, legal immigration services. The Society holds several events throughout the year for the purposes of charitable fundraising and social engagement amongst our membership.

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  • The Women's Committee second Annual Luncheon in support of our Scholarship Program

    Approximately one hundred seventy supporters and guests gathered at a private club in New York City on Wednesday, October 18, for the second Annual Luncheon of The Women's Committee of The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York. Founded in 1784, The Society is one of the oldest charitable organizations in New York State. The Society embraces its historical mission by focusing its charitable efforts on primary and secondary education, Irish arts and culture, and legal immigration assistance. Proceeds from the luncheon support the Friendly Sons Scholars Program, which is administered in partnership with the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. Guests enjoyed an entertaining presentation by Robert O’Byrne, The Irish Aesthete as well as gifts and a benefactor prize kindly donated by Asprey London. Very Reverend Enrique Salvo, Rector of St. Patricks Cathedral, offered the opening prayer

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Next Quarterly Meeting


The next stated meeting of the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the New York Athletic Club, located at 180 Central Park South. Members are welcome to bring guests to this meeting. In the past the fee for guests was $50, in recent years we waived this fee but we ask that you consider making a voluntary donation if bringing guests. Donations can be made via the donation tab. Business attire is required. The reception will run from 6pm until 8pm. We will enjoy several carving stations and open bar service throughout the event.

We are delighted to announce the talented fiddler Pat Mangan along with other musicians will join us for a fun ensemble of festive Irish/holiday music. Tables will be set and we encourage members and guests to visit the carving stations and sit so we can enjoy the entertainment.

In addition to receiving various committee reports, the Admissions Committee will be meeting to consider applications. We encourage members to invite eligible candidates to apply to join the society, we are very keen to encourage new members to join and bolster our ranks to add additional life and vitality to our society, please ask family, friends, and colleagues.

Mindful of the tradition of memorializing our departed members, please review the below list and volunteer to assist in preparing memorial tributes which will appear in the Society's yearbook.

Richard J. Cunningham, Jr.
John F. McCormack
Brian Duffy
Edward G. McAnaney
John F. Fanning
Frank J. O'Reilly
Michael F. Burke
Robert H. McCormick

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  • 2023-12-06Next Quarterly Meeting
  • 2024-03-14Two Hundred Fortieth Anniversary of the Society
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